Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Israel's "New War with Gaza"

An Israeli peace activist writes:
As of 16:15 here in Israel, there is a new war with Gaza.
Israel assassinated Ahmad Jabari, the head of the military wing of Hamas, and then another Hamas leader, and there is bombing in different places throughout the Gaza Strip. So far at least 5 reported dead there, many more to come I am sure.
Here in Israel all of the schools have been closed in the south and the near center and all community activities cancelled. The news is on all the time and the name of this newest operation has been given - Cloud Column (perhaps due to the mushroom clouds in Gaza). In Israel, since late afternoon, there have been over 20 rocket attacks. We got text messages to stay in secure rooms, and not go outside.

Clouds over Gaza
I do not know how the history texts will deal with this latest/newest war. I know that I am not dealing with it very well.
Keep us in your prayers, and sign our petition to end this violence once and all through negotiations to reach a long-term ceasefire.
Send the text of the petition to world leaders - Obama, Clinton, Cameron, Holland, Putin - as well as to ours - Netanyahu and Barak - and tell them to stop killing us all.

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